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Ukraine's Ombudsman asks Cabinet to let unvaccinated work remotely

Source : 112 Ukraine

The official requests that the government let people keep their jobs and guarantee their rights for work
18:31, 23 November 2021

Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova
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Ukraine's parliamentary envoy for human rights Lyudmyla Denisova asks the government not to suspend the unvaccinated employees from work. Alternatively, she asks the Cabinet to let such people work remotely. Denisova wrote that on Facebook.

According to her, she got complaints from appoximately 1,200 people when the government introduced compuslory vaccination for representatives of certain jobs (teachers, tutors, state employees). 

Related: Almost 800 unvaccinated teachers fired in Ukraine's Ivano-Frankivsk region

Denisova also sent requests to the Economy Ministry and State Service for Work so as to provide legal assistance of the procedure of suspension from work.

As is known, all unvaccinated officials and teachers are suspended from work starting from November 8. It does not apply to people who have absolute contraindications for preventive vaccinations against Covid-19 and received a medical opinion on the presence of contraindications for vaccination against Covid-19 issued by a healthcare institution.

At the same time, sick leave benefits are not provided to employees who have been fired for refusing or evading compulsory preventive vaccination against acute respiratory illness Covid-19.

Related: Greece introduces new quarantine restrictions for unvaccinated people

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